Friday, February 14, 2020 - 10:15am

Categories: Athletics

With resources like the Land O’Lakes, Inc. Center for Excellence, University of Minnesota student-athletes continue to excel at historic levels in the classroom.

According to the John and Nancy Lindahl Academic Center, Minnesota student-athletes combined to average a school-record 3.33 grade point average (GPA) during the fall semester of 2019, representing 104... Read more


Monday, November 11, 2019 - 1:00pm

Categories: Athletics

Established in 2018 with the opening of the Land O’Lakes Center for Excellence, Leadership U has created a community of leaders that extends beyond the playing field.

A program for Gopher athletes, coaches, and staff, Leadership U helps student-athletes cultivate relationships, connect with available resources, build alliances, share personal experiences, and access... Read more


Monday, November 11, 2019 - 1:00pm

Categories: Athletics, Students

On October 21, 2019, Gopher Athletics held its sixth annual Pro Day. A career fair and networking event for student-athletes, Pro Day connected 70 participating organizations with nearly 600 Gopher student-athletes. In addition to hosting a booth at the career fair, Land O’Lakes also held a breakout session led by Brandon Lingen, a Land O’Lakes employee and former Gopher... Read more


Monday, July 15, 2019 - 1:00pm

Categories: Athletics

When it comes to helping U of M student-athletes explore a vast world of career opportunities and develop leadership skills, few organizations have done as much as Land O’Lakes. 

From serving as mentors, to providing advice and tips at job fairs, Land O’Lakes employees engage with and inspire Gopher student-athletes on a regular basis. 

2018-19... Read more


Monday, June 24, 2019 - 12:00pm

Categories: Athletics

Land O’Lakes sponsorships build visibility and brand awareness among Gopher fans everywhere–and especially U of M students who may one day be part of the company’s talent pipeline. If the latest numbers are any indication, recognition of the Land O’Lakes brand will only continue to grow.  

Land O’Lakes brand impressions: a record-setting year

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Tuesday, February 19, 2019 - 1:30pm

Categories: Athletics, By the Numbers, Community, Students, Engagement, Faculty, Students, Fellowships, Scholarships, Recruitment, Research

The year 2014 was the start of an extraordinary new chapter in the 47-year Land O’Lakes-University of Minnesota partnership: a $25 million, ten-year investment in U of M people and programs that help Land O’Lakes meet business needs and develop new talent. What's the impact? Watch this video to learn more about how this partnership benefits both institutions.

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Topics: Athletes Village, CFANS, CSE, CSOM, Global Food Challenge, Land O'Lakes Marketing Chair, Land O'Lakes Scholars, LeaderShape, Sponsorships, Welcome Week

Monday, January 14, 2019 - 1:15pm

Categories: Athletics, By the Numbers, Engagement, Students

Land O’Lakes, Inc. partners with Golden Gopher Athletics to help students succeed on campus, and become “career ready” for life after athletics. W.I.L.L. (Women Invested in Leadership and Learning) is an important aspect of that partnership.

Anissa Lightner is director of career services and relations for Intercollegiate Athletics. Here, Lightner describes the... Read more

Topics: Athletes Village

Thursday, December 20, 2018 - 12:15pm

Categories: Athletics, By the Numbers, Engagement, Students, Recruitment
Topics: Athletics, Athletes Village

Friday, June 29, 2018 - 5:15pm

Categories: Athletics, Engagement

From speaking on campus to sponsoring events and much, much more, Land O’Lakes and its employees enrich the University of Minnesota. And when the U of M comes to Land O’Lakes, employees have a chance to learn more about the University.


A sampling of recent engagements includes:

Topics: CSOM, Sponsorships

Tuesday, June 5, 2018 - 5:00pm

Categories: Athletics, By the Numbers

Gopher fans see and hear about Land O’Lakes via signage, game sponsorships, radio, TV, and social media and more, thanks to a Land O’Lakes partnership with Gopher Athletics.

In 2017-18, the Land O’Lakes brand received more than 23.4 million brand impressions, which refers to the estimated number of people who see or hear branding and messaging at a variety of Gopher... Read more

Topics: Sponsorships